Best Hot Springs to Hit Near Las Vegas - Native Campervans
Best Hot Springs to Hit Near Las Vegas
Nevada is the state with the most natural hot springs, 300 to be exact, which far exceeds what other states have. With unlimited outdoor adventure and Las Vegas, which has everything and more, you might have never heard of the hot springs in Nevada; but if you are looking for a hot spring road trip or a nice soak in between outdoor adventures, Nevada needs to be added to your adventure list ASAP.
We have compiled a list of the seven best hot springs you can visit on a Nevada road trip in your Native Campervan.
Gold Strike Hot Springs
We are starting the list off strong with this one with our favorite hot springs from Las Vegas. Gold Strike is one of the closest hot springs to Vegas but also one of the hardest to access. It is located in Boulder City and is only about 3 miles east of Hoover Dam. This means you can go for a nice soak and even get a chance to see a unique perspective of the man-made wonders of Hoover Dam down by the Colorado River and springs. Gold Strike is a natural hot spring that will include an intense 6-mile out-and-back hike to the springs. During this hike, there will be a series of ropes to help you navigate some scaling of boulders. It is recommended not to venture to these springs during the summer months due to extreme temperatures and rattlesnakes.
Arizona Hot Springs
If you are still looking for a day trip hot spring but want an easy hike, Arizona Hot Springs is for you. This is a 6.9 moderate loop hike that does not include scaling boulders. These hot springs are located right down the River from Gold Strike Hot Springs. To get to the trailhead, you can make an easy detour to drive over the Hoover Dam. The hot spring tubs are located on the edge of the Colorado River and offer amazing views of slot canyons, red rocks, and the different landscapes Nevada offers.
Fish Lake Valley Hot Springs
These Hot Springs are located near the California border, a few hour’s drive to the Mammoth Lakes area. It is only 2.5 hours to the eastern gate of Yosemite National Park if the entrance is open. These natural springs are remote and offer a different experience than the rest so far, with the hot water sitting in a man-made concrete pool with the water flowing into the pool. After your soak, check out the local ghost towns or send it and hike up Nevada’s highest peak: Boundary Peak.
Spencer Hot Springs
In the middle of Nevada, Spencer Hot Springs is a true oasis in the desert. There will be three to four tubs filled with piped natural hot spring water. Depending on the time of year, you can control the temperature by letting in more water or stopping the flow. Two are metal cow tubs, and the others have natural bottoms. These springs are known as some of the most dependable springs in the state because of their reliable warm water temperature and stunning views. After you soak, drive the 30 minutes to Toquima Cave and view some of the best pictographs in North America.
Now that we have talked about all the natural pools around the state, let’s move on to some of the built-up recreational facilities that offer to soak hot springs!
Caliente Hot Springs
If you want to cross Great Basin National Park off your list, this hot spring resort is for you! Located on the way to Great Basin if you are leaving Las Vegas, this motel offers private rooms that include a soaking tub with natural hot spring water coming from the faucets. They are currently renovating but are said to open again in Spring 2023.
Carson Hot Spring
Located just north of the heart of Carson City, this facility offers outdoor and indoor pools with upwards of 120-degree water. No need to worry, though; air spray and evaporated cooling is used to cool down the water temperature for optimal enjoyment. With one of the best restaurants (according to the locals) and a brewing company located on the property, what more could you ask for after a nice hot spring soak? Carson Hot Springs is open year-round, and prices range from $6.50 to $15.
David Walley’s Resort
These hot springs are a bit different than the others mentioned. They offer a natural feeling with a picturesque rural landscape surrounding the pools. You can choose to indulge in some pretty luxurious accommodations. This resort is located in Genoa, Nevada’s oldest establishment, and only 30 minutes away from lake Tahoe. The exploration of history and adventure is endless. Pools are open 7 am – 10 pm daily, and temperatures range from 98 – 104 degrees Fahrenheit. To enjoy soaking in these tubs, a day pass will cost you $55.
We hope you like our list of the top hot springs near Las Vegas! Whether you are booking a Nevada hot spring or another trip through the Silver state and surrounding ones, we hope you will check these amazing hot springs out yourself when you book a trip through Native Campervan Las Vegas. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on social media @NativeCampervans.